The fool: “You saw it and you didn’t fix it, you obviously don’t love me, so I’ll do it myself . . .”
Me: “Shut up, you liar. I’m not thinking that about my husband, he loves me and that’s all I care to know”
The fool: “I’m surely going to get fired, there’s no time to finish this project . . .”
Me: “Shut up, you liar. I might not finish it, but the only person getting fired is you. Out of my head!”
The fool: “I’m so tired and sleepy, I can’t pray. God must be so disappointed in me. I’ll never be who He wants me to be . . .”
Me: “Shut up, you liar. I am the righteousness of God in Christ. His love is not dependent on my prayer timetable. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m about to sleep off in the arms of my Father”
The fool: “I’m such a horrible parent . . . “
Me: “Shut up, you liar. (Roll my eyes and continue instilling the much-needed discipline with all the love in my heart)
The fool: “Oh no, he didn’t just cross me. I need to give him a piece of my mind . . .”
Me: “Shut up, you liar. I have better things to do!”
A Silent Voice: Go and pray with her, she needs your support.
The fool: What? I’m sure she’s fine. Besides I need to be careful, I don’t want to get involved in any spiritual battles that are really not my concern.
Me: “Shut up, you liar. One will chase a thousand, and two, ten thousand. See you on the battlefront.” (Holds hands with my sister and begins to pray in the language of the Spirit)
The fool: I can’t take it anymore. Life is so hard. Nothing is working. No one loves me. It’s never going to get better. I need to end this!
Me: Shut up, you liar. You fool. As long as there is life, there is hope. As long as I have breath, I have a purpose. You’re after my soul, but today, you have failed. You’ll come back another day, but I’ll always know you for the liar that you are.
What other thoughts cross your mind and you think they are from you, but they are actually the voice of the liar trying to sow seeds in your heart, hoping you’ll run with it and cause it to multiply?
SHUT HIM UP!!!
He (the devil) was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies. John 8:44 (ESV)